A photo of Nigerian people holding ‘Justice for Sushant’ placards is being shared on social media claiming that Nigerian people are protesting in support of justice for Sushant Singh Rajput. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Nigerian people protesting in support of justice for Sushant Singh Rajput.
Fact: Photo shared in the post is the morphed version of the original photo. In the original photo, the Nigerians are seen holding the placards against the Nigerian Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the photo shared in the post, the original version of the photo was found in an article published by ‘The Conclave NG’ news website on ‘11 October 2020’. In the original photo, these people can be seen holding the ‘Reform Police and Disband SARS’ and ‘SARS Authorized Criminals’ placards. In the article, it is mentioned as a photo taken while they were protesting against the controversial Nigerian special squad ‘SARS’.
On searching for more information using these keywords, the same original photo was found in an article published by ‘CNN’ news channel on ‘13 October 2020’. It is mentioned in the article that the Nigerians and celebrities are protesting against the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) using the hashtag #EndSARS. They took to the streets in mass protests against the controversial police unit which was accused of kidnapping, extortion and harassment.
To sum it up, this photo of Nigerian people holding ‘Justice for Sushant’ placards is a morphed one.